Friday, December 2, 2011

High Tea

Thursday I spent with Sharon.  We were suppose to be stitching together but she suggested we go to tea out in Sykesville.  So off we went for our adventure. 

Sykesville is a cute little town with interesting shops on the main street.  Here's the outside of the tea shop we visited.  You can visit it online here Sweet Simplici-Tea.

It was a quiet day at the tea store so we enjoyed a leisurely tea.  The wonderful thing here is we could try as many different types of tea as we wanted to.  I started with Cranberry -- can't remember what other type of tea was in it but it was wonderful.  We also tried vanilla tea and Buccaneer tea.  We tried many more. We bought some Buccaneer tea that we split and I bought the cranberry. 

Here's the first two pots of teas in their fancy tea cozies.  I untied one to see if I could figure out how to make one.  Sure I can -- it was very simple.  I'll have to try to make one to see how well it fits my tea pots.  

There was a lot to look at also.  Definitely Victorian style with lots of little things around the room.  And, it was all decorated for Christmas.  I may have to "borrow" some of the ideas.  Except Raggs would probably want to "play with" (read that as eat) the decorations. 

Here's our main food. Yummy!  Do you see the little cupcakes on the second tier?  They are red velvet cupcakes with peppermint frosting.  The little red bits are actually miniature candy canes.  Too cute.  And I found some just like them at the next place we went to. 

After our tea we went to Columbia to shop at Ann's House of Nuts outlet store.  Cool.  I love nuts and the prices were right!  Sharon didn't get as much as I did but I bought a bunch of stuff.  If you live near Columbia, Maryland and you like NUTS it is well worth visiting.  

Sharon and I didn't have any time to sew at all Thursday. By the time we got home it was time for me to head back to Jen's.   One thing I am very careful about is trying to travel before or after rush hour.  So it was already an hour after I thought I should have gone back to Jenny's by the time I left.  The good news is there was no traffic the way I went and I didn't have to get on the Washington Beltway.  Made a world of difference that's for sure!   Of course, I didn't really do what  Gypsy (gps) suggested unlike driving up to Jenny's when I missed a turn and Gypsy sent me straight through Washington, D.C.  Luckily it was early afternoon and I didn't have a problem although it took me a good 30 minutes longer than it should have. Sigh.

Now to get some more work done on my secret project.  I have made a little progress and it is going fairly quickly.  

Happy Quilting All!    


  1. While we were in Colorado earlier this year, my husband and I visited the Celestial Seasonings tea factory in Golden. It was interesting to see the processing operation and to taste so many different flavors of teas. I too brought home several different kinds, plus some extras for my Mom who took care of the cat in our absence. Actually, she deserved more than some tea. Our cat has a bit of an anger issue when we are out of town.

  2. The tea room looks lovely. None of our GPSs can navigate properly around DC! What in the world is Buccaneer tea? :-)

  3. Bonnie,
    You have the most interesting adventures!

  4. Another great adventure. Thanks for taking us along.

  5. Oh, it sounds like a wonderful afternoon outing! I have never been to a tea store yet. Going to have to put that on my list!

  6. Bonnie,

    Please share with us how to make the tea cozies. I collect tea pots so this would be a fun project for me! I love your blog!


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